And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
When I was in elementary school I learned about Fort Knox. My teacher explained that this was the place where our country stored the wealth or gold that we had as a nation. She pointed out that behind each dollar was an equal amount of gold at Fort Knox. This made our money the medium of exchange for the world. Wealth helped to protect our form of government a democracy. This is what I termed the’ Fort Knox effect.’
When the God of the Jews brought them out of Egyptian slavery He implemented the ‘Fort Knox effect.’ To a bunch of slaves He provided good health, wealth, supernatural justice, and protection. He gave them order for their lives and a positive future, which also included eternity. He also promised them their own land. Other nations around heard of their Egyptian emancipation and responded in awe and fear. Forty years later this response was still the same.
African American emancipation leaves a whole lot to be desired. Basically, promises were made such as forty acres and a mule or giving out parcels of land etc. Again it should be noted that President Lincoln wanted to round-up all black people and ship them to the island of Grenada to start their own nation. It seemed as though the entire American Civil War was blamed on the African American community. Many believed if it were not for our presence here in this country, many problems the nation was dealing with would not exist. This is still the nation’s attitude today. The questions still remain: How can we as Africans Americans realize the ‘Fort Knox effect’ that we have made available to so many including the Jewish nation via our American enslavement.
When I look at the overall condition of our community much of our problems can be solved the same way the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob helped them. The health of our people is substandard. Unemployment, education, and black businesses are not what they should be in order to sustain our families. We are in need of wholesome wealth. Seventy percent of our households are headed by single parents. This in and of itself makes supernatural protection internally and externally a must, as well as a system of order. When confronted with the justice system a double standard dominates and is quite expensive. As a community we seem to lack hope. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob kept the promises He made. He also promised to bless all who were a blessing to Abraham and his posterity. It is my personal belief that this is our ‘Fort Knox effect.’
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